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07/30/2013 12:15 pm ET | Updated Jul 30, 2013

Betty Sue Lynn Dead: Loretta Lynn's Oldest Daughter Dies In Tennessee

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Betty Sue Lynn, the oldest daughter of country singer Loretta Lynn, died this week.

According to the Associated Press, Lynn, 64, died Monday in Tennessee from complications of emphysema.

As news of Lynn's death spread, friends of the family, including country music star Reba McEntire, as well as fans of the Grammy award-winning singer have taken to social media to express their condolences.

The Lynn family posted a message on Facebook Monday, thanking well-wishers for their "prayers, love, and support."

Betty Sue Lynn is the second of Loretta Lynn's children to predecease her. According to an earlier People magazine report, Lynn's 34-year-old son Jack Benny Lynn drowned on the family's property in 1984.

More from the Associated Press:

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A family representative says Betty Sue Lynn, the oldest daughter of country singer Loretta Lynn, has died. She was 64.

According to the statement from the family, Lynn died Monday from complications of emphysema in Waverly, Tenn., near her mother's ranch in Hurricane Mills.

Loretta Lynn, who has six children, was born in the coalfields of eastern Kentucky and chronicled her life in an autobiography and song, both titled "Coal Miner's Daughter."

Betty Sue Lynn is survived by two daughters, Lynn Markworth and Audrey Dryer, and five grandchildren. The statement said the family is thankful to friends and fans for their thoughts and prayers.

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